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Tickets on sale to members tomorrow at 10am.
If only someone on the boards was a member...
find it strange in this day an age that theres been no tasters released apart from a dub version of one of the tracks? Anyone heard anything else?
I'm guessing it's not streaming anywhere, had been hoping NPR might put it up or something
Might be streaming somewhere next week.
there only seem to be a couple of reviews online too... really looking forward to it though.
really into him at the moment/for the past few months. was listening to a Kate Roiphie interview a few months ago, where she talks about the current trend in literature for avoiding male writers talking about sex as a kind of patronising gesture towards feminism, and how actually when Franzen etc talk about red blooded male sexuality it isn't braggadocio but a way we can explore loneliness and sadness and things of this sort. i feel like that is a good explanation of what i like about Bill Callahan.
here's the full essay she wrote on the subject
good description of, for example, Dongs of Sevotion, innit:
It would be too simple to call the explicit interludes of this new literature pornographic, as pornography has one purpose: to arouse. These passages are after several things at once — sadness, titillation, beauty, fear, comedy, disappointment, aspiration. The writers were interested in showing not just the triumphs of sexual conquest, but also its loneliness, its failures of connection.
Thanks for posting it.
isn't that like 3000 capacity... I saw him in Glasgow in 2011 and it must've been only a few hundred capacity. I mean, i know it's London but..
Nothing on the Southbank website or listings websites... just wondering when tickets are on general sale.
annoying that it doesn't have the proper ticket sale date though
Probably my favorite of all time...
1/31/14 Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
I managed to grab C8, a bit annoying though. I really can't imagine him at that venue, especially as last time I saw him he had a three piece band.
Still, nice to take advantage of Southbank Centre's £11 concession tickets.
CANNOT WAIT. Never seen him before, does he do much Knock Knock, Dongs, River, Eagle stuff?
full of bangers
will most certainly post the setlist
On BBC iPlayer radio Mark Riley 6Music show. Wednesday 1h09 in 'Seagull' and Thursday 1h05 in 'The Sing'
there is so much I'd love to say about it but would come off mad. It's a perfect thing.
I've listened to it once and have no desire to listen again. I find his stuff is very much grower material but this album just sounds like a lot of nothing so far. What did you think after first listen? Did it grow on you a lot?
moments. I think it's a work of beauty. I was saying there's a lot on here that really talks to me, i'm living in a place I don't really want to be and there's so much imagery on here that reminds me of what i consider 'home'. The Sing, Small Plane, Spring and Summer Painter are all absolutely incredible. I know I'm not alone and have seen over the last week a lot of friends who are big fans gushing equal praise.
and the line about 'when you fall asleep while i'm driving you home, makes me know we have a home' line.
but the slew of 4 and 5 star reviews for this album confirm i'm not going mad. This is really something special.
I still think he's one of the best lyricsts around today. More the music. But I know I need to give it more listens. Probably because I have a cold and feel off that I'm not in the mood to listen again at the moment.
was really looking forward to this as well but almost feels a little too polished for me anyway, i prefer his music a bit rougher round the edges. Lyrically genius mind. Just normally he manages to balance the two just right this time just feels a little off kilter.
change of heart, initially was hoping for a couple of tracks with a bit more muscle but its really grown on me and overall works really well as an album with the lyrics to the forefront which can never be a bad thing. Thumbs up
Saturday 8th Feb - Royal Festival Hall